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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Actually there are weather sealed lenses made for Sony E mount. It is true Z50 is quite basic in specifications. But what is special about it, is that it is cheap. And it is one way for Nikon to insert its Z system into the new buyer's consciousness. For Canon, the RP (full frame) serves the...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    salted fish does its flip = 咸鱼返生 Small + Light + Cheaper were the main attractions of MFT. But now A6600 and Z50 are both smaller. lighter and cheaper than EM1 Mk3 and E-M1X. But A6600 and Z50 have bigger APS-C sensor than MFT. The world has changed. In January 2009 KODAK introduced its new...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    For Mac OS X users DeFish is a free program by Ken Turkowski to convert circle shaped Fisheye shots into rectilinear images. Upgrade path for existing Olympus users is one thing. Competitors' offerings also have impact on new buyers who are not yet embedded/invested in any system yet. Fuji...
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    Lightmeter Repair

    Don't have too much faith in the first CR2032 battery. Nowadays got good and lousy battery manufacturers. Buy a new trusted brand battery that is not past expiry date. The cost of the battery is little and is much less than the cost of the meter.
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    This reminds me of the mid 1990's when fake "panorama" compact film cameras were sold. Almost every camera manufacturer jumped on the band wagon. Yes, even Olympus. The Olympus OZ-10 had a fake "panorama" feature. When you activate the "panorama", two flaps slide into position to mask off the...
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    Olympus introduces lightweight 12-45mm F4 Pro lens

    Don't forget Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens from 2017. Also Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens from 2016. So many around the general range. Over dose.
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    Olympus introduces lightweight 12-45mm F4 Pro lens

    Very sad. Is this the best that Olympus can do in 2020? Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS made donkey years ago, is so cheap, it is almost free. And the pitiful Olympus lens costing USD$650 does not even have IS. Anyway, MFT concept in the year 2020 is a bit overtaken by...
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    Nikon D6

    Many internet reviewers say not good enough to be labelled D6. They call it D5.5 or D5s. One say fail. There are few videos praising it by a few photographers. But those are probably the indirectly paid advertisements. This means Nikon's heart is now in the Z series.
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    Lightmeter Repair

    Wow, you just cured the virus that infected your meter. Maybe the alcohol dissolved something that was sticking/gluing the needle and preventing free movement. Perhaps because we keep the meter for a long time and rarely use it. If the meter was used frequently, the needle would not stick in...
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    PLA FOR HONG KONG

    Tsai I W from DPP has won her 2020 re-election. Her mob inciters who were quite openly sent to HK to stir up violent riots have succeeded in their mission. Tsai I W has used the HK violent riots as a reason why Taiwan voters should put her in power for another term. The childish HK violent...
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    Lightmeter Repair

    If the needle moves to the start and then sometimes to middle of black lines, in a battery test, it may indicate the battery is not good. Test with a new battery. Preferably some other brand. If the meter was in your dry box, it cannot rust because the moisture would have been removed by the low...
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    Lightmeter Repair

    Sometimes a "new" battery goes off in the shop. Rare. But just in case try a new battery. The positive side (with the brand engraving) should be facing upwards when you insert the battery. Check that you set ISO to about 100 (if too low maybe not sensitive). Other than pressing the battery...
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    Lightmeter Repair

    After reading your post I took my L-208 to check. At first I got the same outcome as you. Then I got the meter to work. You have to: • Clean the CR2032 battery (3.2mm thick). If it is old, rub the bottom (-ve) side and the sides (+ve) with a cloth. If your battery is new, maybe no need. • Put...
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    Lightmeter Repair

    I have a variant of Luna Pro F named Gossen Profisix and also the L208 Twinmate. Should be no problem once you have soldered a new 9V battery holder to the Gossen. 2025 is thinner and may not fit the battery contacts. Meter should work with CR2032. These things are made to last and they do not...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Is MFT on its way out? Other people have asked this question before. The answers depend on which YEAR you ask the question. Because the answers will change according to: • what majority of users want at that point in time • What Olympus has improved in its MFT cameras up to that point in...
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    Repairing service for Kodak Pakon F135

    Not sure if you are using this device with Windows Operating System. If yes, then one of the probable explanations of Error 25 is that Windows is telling you that a hardware device (in this case, Pakon film scanner), was connected to your computer and the installation of the Pakon film scanner...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Olympus MFT market share was 2.8% worldwide in 2019. With the emergence of better mirrorless camera models from competitors such as Sony, Panasonic (full frame), Nikon, Canon, Leica and Fuji (APS-C) what will be the likely market share for Olympus MFT in 2020? Probably less than 1% worldwide...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    May not be correct to assume that anyone who criticises the way Olympus is managing its camera imaging business, is a non-user or a former user. This is the emotive problem. Some are so in love with the brand that any criticism of the company's direction / management / choice of products is...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Apart from still photos, manufacturers are now distinguishing themselves in Video capability. For example the current rumour is that Canon EOS R5 has 8K video. But video is not just moving images. It must have audio. That means a top quality accessory microphone (bought separately) is...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Today I saw many big prints up to one door panel size, of photos (claimed to be ) taken by Apple iPhone 11. The names of each photographer was printed. It was an advertisement. The adline goes something like "This photo was taken by iPhone11". They did mention Ultra Wide Angle lens. I think it...